Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.
With another busy day of football to come on Sunday, we’ve teamed up with the writers at the Racing Post to pick out the best bets from the packed slate.
Along with three FST tipsters, Liam Flin, Steve Davis and Ian Wilkerson from the Racing Post have picked out the best options from around Europe.
You can see each of those selections below, while we’ve also pieced together a 28/1 accumulator tip from the five games covered. Don’t forget to head to our football tips section for the full range of predictions for Sunday’s games.
Sunday’s Experts Accumulator
Football journalist and Serie A and Championship expert at Free Super Tips
Athletic Club vs Granada – both teams to score at 6/5
Both of these sides have had their share of open clashes of late, which makes both teams to score look like great value ahead of this clash. Athletic have seen both teams score in 13 of their last 14 games in all competitions. The hosts have also seen each of their last five at home finish without a clean sheet
Meanwhile, seven of Granada’s last eight games have seen both teams find the net. Seven of the visitors’ last eight matches have seen both teams score, all but Granada’s 6-0 win at lower-league Navalcarnero. Following that form, it’s hard to beat the value on offer on BTTS here.
Sports Editor at Free Super Tips.
Napoli vs Bologna – Napoli win to nil at 7/4
Napoli have endured a tough month in cup competitions but they are still in the fight for the top four spots and they are well placed to secure a comfortable win over the injury-hit Bologna.
Gli Azzurri’s patchy form is largely down to a dismal away record but they come to life at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. They are unbeaten in eight at home in all competitions and have won to nil in each of their last four Serie A home games, including against Juventus.
Bologna have won just two trips away all season and have managed just 11 goals in 13 trips, three of which came against the lowly Parma. They have lost to nil in three of their last five and a fourth could follow on Sunday.
Premier League expert and journalist at Free Super Tips.
FC Salzburg vs St. Polten – Over 3.5 goals at 8/15
When Salzburg last played St. Polten in November, they scored a remarkable eight times and conceded twice in a thrilling encounter at the NV Arena. That was the sixth time in seven Austrian Bundesliga meetings between the teams where over 3.5 goals landed.
Die Roten Bullen, who are scoring an average 3.55 goals per 90 minutes on their own patch this term, need a win to cement their place at the top of the table, and their push for victory should lead to more excitement.
Football journalist and La Liga and Bundesliga expert at Racing Post.
Napoli vs Bologna – Napoli to win at 1/2
Napoli may have lost eight matches in Serie A this term but they still have a chance of landing a European berth and look a solid bet at home to Bologna on Sunday.
Genaro Gattuso’s men looked excellent going forwards in the 3-3 draw with Sassuolo last time out and have won each of their last three home assignments against Juventus, Granada and Benevento.
As for Bologna, they are locked in mid-table obscurity in Serie A and have managed only one win in four games, losing 1-0 to relegation-threatened Cagliari in the league last time out.
Football journalist at Racing Post
Arminia Bielefeld vs Union Berlin – Union to win at 10/11
Union Berlin boast a better defensive record than Bayern Munich and should have little difficulty keeping toothless Arminia Bielefeld at bay.
Union won the reverse fixture 5-0 in the capital and Arminia continue to leak goals. They have shipped at least three goals in each of their last five.
That’s prompted a change at the top – Frank Kramer has replaced Uwe Neuhaus – but it may take time for him to iron out all Arminia’s issues.
Football journalist at Racing Post
West Brom v Newcastle – Under 2.5 goals at 8/13
West Brom seem to have cured their leaky problems at the back but the relegation-threatened Baggies don’t appear to have the ability up front to maintain their Premier League status.
Their last five games have all featured fewer than three goals and Sam Allardyce’s team have scored more than once in just one of their last 12 league outings at The Hawthorns.
It is difficult to see Newcastle making much of an impression either in a turbulent week where their have been disciplinary problems behind the scenes at St James’ Park.
The Magpies are not out of the woods, but they don’t have much up top either now Callum Wilson is injured and unders would have been a winning bet in ten of their 13 away games this season.
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